|L: Ballock Dagger|
We made an exciting find today thanks to our MALA ProEx system (which we affectionately call Richard), the remains of a ballock dagger. There are several elements of interest associated with a blade like this being found in Scotland. The dagger has been sent to Edinburgh for further tests.
Dig rules don't allow a published image (yet) but here's a photo that will give you a general idea. What we found was similar to the knife on the left, except that the tip of the blade is missing, and the rest is in rough shape, as in very, very dirty.
Give it some respect though, it has been buried for over three centuries.
Source: Wikimedia Commons by gammaflightleader